The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Awards are an effort to increase the recognition of significant contributions of individuals and groups within the Georgia State University community who are committed to creating an inclusive environment.
These awards also align with Georgia State's goal of moving towards inclusive excellence, which requires the embrace of these values. The acronym stands for:
- Justice: creating a campus free from barriers, intentionally shaped to meet the needs of all members
- Equity: ensuring that all members have access and representation
- Diversity: embracing differences in people and perspectives
- Inclusion: fostering a sense of belonging
Nominations for the JEDI are accepted from Georgia State faculty, students, staff, and academic units/departments. The award categories include the Faculty JEDI Award, the Graduate Student JEDI Award, the Undergraduate Student JEDI Award, the Staff JEDI Award (staff reporting under academic affairs - please see the link below), and the Department/Unit JEDI Award for academic departments/units.
The 2022 awards are sponsored and supported by Deluxe Corporation and Georgia State. A $1,000 prize will be given to each individual honoree and $2,000 to each department/unit. In addition to a cash prize for the winners, nominees and winners will have the chance to interact with Deluxe leadership at their new customer innovation center to learn firsthand how to co-collaborate with partners big and small to develop critical business solutions, and to discuss ideas for attracting young, diverse professionals into today’s workforce.
The deadline for nominations for the 2022 awards is Aug. 1; priority consideration is given for early entries. For the nomination form, eligibility, criteria and additional information, click the following link: